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RE: 301/302

From: David W. Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 21:09:51 -0700 (PDT)
To: Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>
Cc: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>, koen@win.tue.nl, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.GSO.3.96.970902210828.2272A-100000@shell1.aimnet.com>


On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Klaus Weide wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Yaron Goland wrote:
> 
> > The 307 solution does not work because older scripts running on new
> > servers still send out 302 expecting a redirect to GET. We will break
> > all those scripts. Breaking those scripts is not an acceptable solution.
> > The 302/303 swap, on the other hand, does not break the huge base of
> > deployed scripts. There really is no other realistic option but to swap
> > 302/303.
> > 	Yaron
> 
> You must have misunderstood the "307 solution".  There is nothing in
> it that prevents browsers from continuing to do with 302 whatever they
> do now.  Therefore there is nothing to break existing scripts.
> 
> Please see <http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/hypermail/1997q3/0402.html>.

Yes, the point of the 307 solution was specifically to NOT change any
current practice. No chance of breaking any use of 303 by swapping 302
and 303 either.

Dave Morris
Received on Tuesday, 2 September 1997 21:12:50 EDT

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